10 Things to Do This Weekend: June 19 to 21

Get into the mood for musicals, feel the adrenaline rush at a monster truck show, and more.

(SPOT.ph) We know you’re already looking forward to the weekendWe zero in on the events you shouldn’t miss.


Check out SPOT.ph’s Gig Guide: 10 Gigs and Parties to Go to This Week: June 17 to 23



The classic drama Bituing Walang Ningning takes the spotlight at Newport Performing Arts Theater from June 17 to July 18. Bituing Walang Ningning tells the story of a young fan’s rise from obscurity to stardom, the obstacles she has to overcome, and the love she finds along her way to success. Originally a Pilipino Komiks serial by fictionist Nerissa Cabral, Bituing Walang Ningning was made into a blockbuster movie in 1985, starring Sharon Cuneta, Cherie Gil, and Christopher de Leon. In 2006, it was re-made into a hit television series with Sarah Geronimo, Angelika dela Cruz, and Ryan Agoncillo playing the lead roles. Tickets are priced at P3,537, P2,680, P2,036, P1,500, and P1,072.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



The musical that features the hits of Aegis, Rak of Aegiswill be back onstage from June 17 to August 16 at The PETA Theater Center. Rak of Aegis tackles Filipino resilience, or how the country faces and resolves compromising situations, whether a natural disaster or a broken heart. Set in a subdivision that has been flooded for two months, it revolves around the love interests of the main characters, whose names are derived from those of Aegis band members as a tribute to the Filipino novelty rock group that made waves in the '90s. Ticket prices range from P600 to P1,800.



For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 891-9999.



The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) commemorates the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami with a traveling exhibition that recognizes the traditional handicrafts of the region steadfastly recovering from the calamity. Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan runs through July 26 at the Ground Floor Gallery of Ayala Museum. On exhibition are around 70 works that best exemplify the craftsmen’s high level of skill in basket weaving, lacquerware, pottery, embroidery, and wood crafts, as well as screen and textiles, and ceramics. In July, a one-day lecture and hands-on workshop on a traditional craft common to both Tohoku and the Philippines will be held.   


For more information, click here.



Get ready for the biggest and action packed event of the year as Monster Jam hits the Philippines on June 20 and 21 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Monster Jam is the perfect sports entertainment brand that mixes racing, showmanship, and the ultimate fan experience into one incredible show. Matched by no other family entertainment property, it electrifies crowds with breathtaking stunts and the awesome power of the world’s most popular monster trucks. Ticket prices range from P850 to P4,000.


For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 470-2222.



Learn something crafty and sign up for this edition of School of Fun Things: Introduction to Calligraphyhappening on June 20, 3 p.m., at The Forum in Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street. This workshop, headed by Geli Balcruz, is made for beginners who want to learn the art of calligraphy. Learn the basics of calligraphy—from choosing the right materials to taking care of your tools to finally writing your first calligraphy piece. The workshop fee is P1,500.



To sign up, e-mail soft@fullybookedonlinecom.




Learn the basics of Fabric Origami through a workshop on June 20, 2 p.m., at the Craft MNL studio. Turn fabric into folded ornamental pieces and create lovely jewelry with fashion designer Dimple Lim. She began her career studying fashion design at La Salle College International-Manila. In between her busy hands and mom duties, she shows her collection at Philippine Fashion Week and dresses up celebrities, brides, kids, and other people. Learn how to choose and prepare the fabric, proper sizing, and basic stitching. The workshop fee is P1,500. 


To sign up, click here.



Join New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Leigh Bardugo of the Grisha trilogy for a book signing event happening on June 21, 2 p.m., at the National Book Store in Glorietta 1. Leigh Bardugo is the author of the Grisha Trilogy: "Shadow and Bone," "Siege and Storm," and "Ruin and Rising." She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. Her new book, Six of Crows, arrives in October 2015.


For more information, click here.



Celebrate original Pinoy music and the disco fever at the Saturday Market X Future Market @ Escolta on June 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the First United Building in Escolta. This once-a-month market is a bazaar, garage sale, thrift shop, black market, and meeting place, where artists, craft makers, designers, and hoarders sell their wares. The Future Market aims to put the soul and spirit within the commercial exercise. Supporting this program enables creative individuals and artists to sustain their art practice. 



For more information, click here.


Run and make a difference in a child's life through World Vision Run 2015happening on June 21 at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds. Registration is priced at P600 (3K), P700 (5K), P800 (10K), and P1,000 (21K). You may register online or at the following sites:

  • Toby’s SM North the Block
  • Toby’s Shangri-La
  • Toby’s SM Mall of Asia
  • RUNNR Bonifacio High Street
  • RUNNR Alabang Town Center


For more information, click here.



Celebrate Father's Day at Run Daddy Run on June 21, 5 a.m., at the CCP Complex. Registrati0n is priced at P500 (3K), P600 (5K), P650 (10K), and P750 (21K). Those who are interested may register at the following sites:

  • RUNNR TriNoma
  • RUNNR Alabang Town Center
  • New Balance Glorietta
  • Sportshouse SM Mall of Asia 
  • Move SM Megamall


For inquiries, call 0916-348-5232.

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